My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Started out as a trilogy, but…surprise! After book three, turns out there’s going to be a book 4. Surprise! After book 4, there’s going to be a book 5! Could be a good thing–more story is better right?
But not if there’s no story to tell.
Unfortunately, the only story here is the one about the author who thought it’d be a good idea to turn 3 books into 5 so he could make more money off a good thing.
So–disappointing. No exaggeration, 1/3 of the story was applicable to the story line. Remaining 2/3? Meaningless word-wondering. Story lines that don’t advance the plot.
Even worse, as the author tried to fill 600 pages with non-story stuff, it came out as sex and profanity. Doesn’t cross my lines, but it might cross yours, so read with awareness.
I have sky-high hopes that book 5 will put a pretty bow on this thing, because Lightbringer is a pretty great adventure as a whole. Who knows, maybe I’ll be surprised and find that there was more to book 4 than I thought.
Or maybe at the end of book 5 I’ll find out there’s going to be a book 6…
Still no release date for book 5 either.